The Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE) is the leading National Professional non-profit making Society for the Technical Education System in our country with the motto of Career Development of Teachers and Personality Development of Students and overall development of our Technical Education System. The major objective of the ISTE is to provide quality training programmes to teachers and administrators of technical institutions to update their knowledge and skills in their fields of activity and to assist and contribute in the production and development of top quality professional engineers and technicians needed by the industry and other organisations.
College of Engineering Vadakara is having both students and staff chapters of ISTE which is having more than 1000 student members and more than 50 life members. ISTE is organizing a variety of programs for the student and staff community.
Being the only national organization of educators in the field of Engineering and Technology, ISTE effectively contributes in various missions of the Union Government. The ministry of Human Resource Development (Govt. of India), All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Department of Science & Technology (DST) and State Governments are well-associated with the ISTE for programmes related to technical education.